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The American League began using the DH in the 1973 season. The last AL pitcher to bat in the 1972 season was Rollie Fingers of the Oakland Athletics in Game 7 of the World Series. He grounded out to 3rd base in the 9th inning.

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Q: Who was the Last American league pitcher to hit before the DH went in to effect?
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